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    18 Stephanie Sohn  
    Stephanie Sohn

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Ronkonkoma, NY

    High School:
    Sachem East

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    Defender

    Birthdate:
    03/30/1989

    Club Team:
    ISA Magic


    Came off the bench to play both center and right back for the Irish last season ... solid all-around defender who excels at reading the game and is rarely caught out of position ... also excels in the classroom as she was named to the dean's list in the fall of 2008 ... her strong discipline to maintain defensive shape is a good complement to Notre Dame's defensive philosophy ... cerebral player who is willing to do the dirty work while others get the bulk of the attention ... has shown ability to play very simple and within the team's system ... extremely coachable with outgoing personality ... has potential to contend for playing time in 2009 ... former member of U.S. Under-17 National Team player pool and member of 2005 Olympic Development Program (ODP) national champions ... one of 10 New York natives to play for Irish women's soccer program, most notably midfielder and two-time team captain K.T. Sullivan (Northport HS; '90) and recent midfielder Kimberly Carpenter (Webster/Lady of Mercy HS; '04).

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in eight games for the Irish ... played 24 minutes in Notre Dame's season opening 7-0 win versus Michigan ... also played in regular season wins over Loyola Marymount (4-0), SMU (5-0), Cincinnati (6-0), USF (3-0), No. 18 Rutgers (3-1) and Seton Hall (6-0) ... also saw time in Notre Dame's NCAA Championship opening round win over Toledo (5-2).

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 17 games as both a center and right back for the Irish ... played 26 minutes versus #1 Santa Clara ... logged 13 minutes of play in the BIG EAST semifinal win over Georgetown (2-0) ... made NCAA Tournament debut with 16 minutes against Loyola-Chicago in first-round victory (3-0) and saw two minutes of action in round-of-16 win at No. 4 North Carolina (3-2).

    ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Member of U.S. Under-17 National Team player pool in 2006 ... also in ODP Region I player pool from 2002-05 and participated in ODP national camp (July 2004, in Seattle) ... led Eastern New York team to ODP Region I title in 2003-04 and 2004-05 before winning 2005 ODP national title ... four-year captain and starter at center back for that team (2001-05) ... played several seasons with Albertson Fury '88s club that reached 2007 USYS Region I semifinals ... previously played three seasons as leading member of Long Island-based ISA (Intense Soccer Academy) Magic club team that won two state cups ('04, '05) and annually was ranked among national top-10 ... helped ISA reach 2005 USYS regional-title game ... anchored defense that posted nine straight shutouts in state cup and regional play ... helped ISA Magic win three major tournaments: WAGS in 2003, PDA in 2004 and Disney Showcase in 2004-2005 ... led defense that shut out nation's third-ranked team, Eclipse Select (featuring future ND classmate Erica Iantorno) in Disney final ... earlier played for Sachem Apaches club team that won 1999 Eastern New York state title.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Played one season at Sachem High School and a final season at Sachem East, following two-year transition in which the school was split into two units ... senior leader of 2006 team that went 19-1, won county and Long Island titles, and advanced to state semifinals ... central defender on that 2006 team that allowed just five goals in 20-game season (was on field for only one of those goals allowed), earning all-league, all-conference, all-county and all-county academic honors (also named to Newsday all-Long Island team) ... helped Sachem HS win share of 2003 county title, while starting at sweeper ... talented three-sport athlete who had to give up volleyball and lacrosse when she entered high school ... team MVP in all three of her sports as an 8th-grader (2002-03), when she led those teams to 34-2 combined record ... served as setter for 2002 volleyball team that went 12-0 ... member of National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society ... named to Scholar-Athlete Team ... received numerous other academic and art awards at Sachem ... born March 30, 1989, in Smithtown, N.Y. ... daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Sohn ... full name is Stephanie M. Sohn ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a graphic design major with a 3.469 cumulative GPA ... earned dean's list honors in the fall of 2008.

    Sohn's Career Statistics

    Year G-S Sh G A Pts GW
    2007 17/0 0 0 0 0 0
    2008 8/0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 25/0 0 0 0 0 0

    Sohn In the Post Season

    Event G-S G A Pts GW
    Big East 2/0 0 0 0 0
    NCAAs 3/0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 5/0 0 0 0 0
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